Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Smith and Freeman, Architects (firm); Joshua Eugene Freeman (architect); William F. Smith (architect)

Dates: constructed 1893-1894

2 stories

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2799 Pacific Avenue
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115

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An alternative address was 2498 Divisadero Street.

Building History

Notices of the Ellinwood House's construction appeared in the California Architect and Building News in 05/1894. The contractor for the residence was R.M. Murray, and his cost was $13,110. The plasterer was Alexander Menale, who charged $1,097. The mason was S.B. Cushing, who reported a cost of $5,475. R. Rice was the plumber, who collected a fee of $5,183. The painting contractor, W.S. Udham, made $1,040. The total cost for building contractors came to $25,905, not including the architect's fee.

A member of the family, Anne Ellinwood, lived in the residence c. 1893.

Building Notes

The Ellinwood House had the distinction of being one of San Francisco most thoroughly documented residence remaining from the period before the 1906 Earthquake. As was noted in the San Francisco Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board Final Case Report for the Ellinwood House: "Bruce Judd, FAIA, Restoration Architect for the Ellinwood Residence has indicated that this residence appears to be the most completely documented pre-1906 structure in San Francisco. All records, specifications and blue prints pertaining to the site are extant." (See San Francisco Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board, Final Case Report for the Ellinwood House, published 10/07/1993, accessed 10/04/2019, p. 2. This report, however, contained a number of errors about the architect Joshua Eugene Freeman.)

San Francisco Historic Landmark (Listed 1993-10-07): 207

PCAD id: 23142